2016 MBC Entertainment Awards

2016 MBC Entertainment Awards
2016 MBC Entertainment Awards: December 29, 2016

*Note: For the acceptance speeches, I only wrote down the gist of it and not the full speeches since it takes too much time to translate the full thank you lists. 

Part One

The awards show starts with a bit by DJ Park Narae. I saw her on <I Live Alone> talk about how she’s been DJing for years as a way to relieve stress, so she’s actually pretty decent. It would be hilarious to see her and Park Myung-soo do a collab one day.

With DJ Narae, Jota, and Madtown do a dance performance followed by teen actors Lee Soo-min and Kim Sae-ron singing “Russian Roulette.” Husband and wife Esther Yeo and Hong Hye-kyul also dance along to “My Ear’s Candy.” Lee Guk-joo and Sleepy conclude the opening performance with “Who’s Your Momma?”

Now, we meet our hosts Kim Sung-joo, Lee Sung-kyung, and Jun Hyun-moo. They say hello to all the major MBC cast members who are sitting in tables according to show. 

There will be a text message vote for the best program. The nominees are

  • King of Masked Singer
  • We Got Married Season 4
  • I Live Alone
  • Radio Star
  • Infinite Challenge

The Daesang nominees are

  • Kim Gura
  • Kim Sung-joo
  • Yoo Jae-suk
  • Jeong Jun-ha

Park Myung-soo and Hwang Kwang-hee are the first presenters. Last year, Hwang Kwang-hee won the rookie award and was a presenter. This year’s Female Rookie Award for Music & Talk Show goes to

  • Park Jin-joo – King of Masked Singer
  • Shin Go-eun – Section TV, King of Masked Singer 
  • Lee Sun-bin – Radio Star, King of Masked Singer
  • Lee Soo-min – Show Music Core

and the Male Rookie Award (Music & Talk Show) goes to

  • Roy Kim – King of Masked Singer
  • Park Jae-jung – Radio Star, the Talented
  • Cha Eun-woo – Show Music Core
  • Han Dong-geun – Duet Song Festival

Shin Go-eun, “I had no idea. Actually, last year I was expecting it, but this year I really didn’t. Thank you Section TV. I will work hard. Oh no! I wish I had prepared a speech.” 

Han Dong-geun,”Last year, I watched the MBC awards through the TV, but now I’m here. I don’t really deserve this, but I’ll work hard. Thank you.”

Kim Heechul and Lee Soo-geun of Secretly, Greatly present the Female Rookie Award for Variety Show. Kim Heechul actually got the rookie award back when he was on Radio Star. The nominees are

  • Kim Jin-kyung – We Got Married Season 4
  • Sung-so – My Little Television
  • Solar – We Got Married Season 4
  • Lee Si-young – Real Men 

Lee Si-young, “I feel guilty for receiving this award when I was barely in the military. I’m thankful to those in the army who are spending their beautiful youth sacrificing for our country. Although it was just a short moment, I was able to see how much they sacrifice. Because of their sacrifice, I am safe and able to live happily. Please be safe and healthy until you get discharged. I love you dad. Thank you to those in the military.”

The Male Rookie Award for Variety Show goes to

  • Park Chan-ho – Real Men 2
  • Yang Se-chan  – We Got Married Season 4
  • Lee Si-eon – I Live Alone
  • Jackson – Real Men 2

Park Chan-ho, “Thank you.  While playing baseball for 30 years, I’ve never gotten a rookie award, but getting this, I feel young again. A while ago, I was at the supermarket and a kid was like, “Oh it’s that military guy.” My mom corrected him saying I’m the baseball guy, so I feel blessed. I went to the military twice, and was able to become that much more of a man. Thank you to those who suffered with us and the staff members who worked hard to make such a good program. I am really proud of and happy because of this show. Today is my mother’s 70th birthday. She’s watching now through the TV. Thank you for raising me and have a long, happy life.”

We will get performances from each of the Daesang candidates. The first one up is Kim Gura doing Twice’s “Cheer Up” featuring DinDin, Nam Chang-hee, Heo Kyeong-hwan, and Hwang Jae-sung. The MCs comment that this performance is not for the weak of heart. Some people might want to temporarily turn off the TV.

The next award is the Rookie Award for Radio, presented by Jonghyun and Sunny.

  • Kangta – Stary Night
  • Park Soo-hong – Now is Radio Generation

Kangta, “It’s been 20 years since I’ve debuted, but through MBC radio I’ve been able to get another rookie award. Radio is for those who want to consoled, so that’s what I will work hard to do.”

Park Soo-hong, “Bae Chul-soo said even he wasn’t able to get the Rookie Award. It’s been 20 years since I’ve gotten the Rookie Award. When will I get the top excellence award? I’m very thankful to my team. I’ll return next year with a good variety show. Thank You.”

The Excellence Award for Radio goes to 

  • Kim Shin-young – Kim Shin Young’s Noon Song of Hope
  • Kim Hyun-chul – Kim Hyun Chul’s Afternoon Discovery

Kim Hyun-chul, “I am thankful for getting an award from my favorite broadcast medium. Thank you to my team and viewers.”

Kim Shin-young, “It’s a hit, a hit (Park Myung-soo yells from the audience, “That’s my catchphrase. Don’t say it!”) This is mine, it’s a fact, a fact. I think I got this award not because I deserve it, but because I am part of the family. I will keep doing radio, please give radio some more love. I will be an even brighter ShinD in the future.”

The Top Excellence Award for Radio goes to 

  • Bae Chul-soo – Bae Chul Soo’s Music Camp

(The audience stands and claps for him.) Bae Chul Soo, “Please don’t stand. It makes me look old. In this multimedia generation, thank you for listening to radio. Thank you to my writers and my producers as well as the engineers. There are a lot of PDs at MBC, and I’d like to thank them all. The program started in 1990, and it’s been too long. Today, I am especially thankful to Park Hae-young PD who first started the program in March 19, 1990. I don’t know how long I can continue, but I will work hard until the end. Hooray for Radio!”

Next, Seo Yu-ri narrates some of the most memorable moments of MBC in 2016 such as several popular catchphrase. There was Jeong Jun-ha’s, “Don’t laugh.” Haha, Park Myung-soo, and Kim Shin-young’s, “It’s a hit, a hit.”

MC Jun Hyun-moo asks Park Myung-soo whether he’s rooting for Jeong Jun-ha or Yoo Jae-suk for the Daesang. He’s rooting for Jeong Jun-ha because he’s been working for a long time. Singer Ha Hyun-woo is a huge fan of Yoo Jae-suk and they even look alike, so he wants Jae-suk to win.

Jeong Jun-ha and Yang Se-hyung present the next couple awards. The Screenwriter of the Year Award goes to 

  • Lee Ae-young – Real Men

Lee Ae-young, “I’m thankful for this award, but I’m more thankful to my staff and cast members.”

The PD Award which is chosen by MBC PDs goes to

  • Kim Gura – Radio Star, King of Mask Singer, and My Little Television

The second Daesang candidate has a performance. It’s a duet between Kim Seung-soo and Lee Si-young. 

Le Shi-eun and Lee Guk-joo present the Best Teamwork Award.

  • King of Mask Singer

PD No Si-yong, “Thank you to all of the production staff members.”

Part Two

Part Two begins with a hip hop performance by the third Daesang nominee, Jeong Jun-ha featuring Yang Se-hyung and Haha. He’s pretty good. 

Yoo Jae-suk and Solbi present the Best Couple Award. Solbi talks a bit about past lives. She thinks Kim Gura was a rice scoop because of his big chin. Yoo Jae-suk was a water insect. Park Myung-soo was a servant.

  • Sleepy and Lee Guk-joo – We Got Married Season 4
  • Eric Nam and Solar – We Got Married Season 4
  • Jo Se-ho and Cao Lu – We Got Married Season 4
  • Jota and Kim Jin-kyung – We Got Married Season 4
  • Choi Tae-joon and Bomi – We Got Married Season 4
  • Hong Hye-gul and Esther Yeo – My Little Television

Solar, “I didn’t think we’d get an award, so I don’t know what to say. This year was like a dream. Thank you.

Eric Nam, “This is such an honor. Thank you to the production staff.”

Yoo Jae-suk and Solbi present the next few awards in succession. 

Special Award for Singers:

  • Ha Hyun-woo

Special Award for Music and Talk Shows

  • Yoon Jong-shin – Radio Star

Special Award for Variety

  • Jun Hyun-moo – I Live Alone

Lee Kyung-kyu comes out to present the next award. Everyone in the audience stand. He tells them to sit down. LOL. The Lifetime Achievement Award goes posthumously to

  • Goo Bong-seo

Gong Myeong and Jeong Hye-sung present the Popularity Award.

  • Yang Se-hyung – Infinite Challenge
  • Cao Lu and Jo Se-ho – We Got Married Season 4
  • Han Hye-jin – I Live Alone

Eric Nam and Park Na-rae present the MC Award which goes to

  • Baek Ji-young – Duet Song Festival
  • Sung Si-kyung – Duet Song Festival
  • Yoo Se-yoon – Duet Song Festival

Kim Gura and Han Hye-jin present the Female Excellence Award for Music and Talk Shows.

  • Kim Sae-ron – Music Core
  • Baek Ji-young – Duet Song Festival
  • Solbi – Real Men, Radio Star, and King of Mask Singer
  • Alee – King of Mask Singer

Solbi, “It’s been 10 years since I’ve debuted. Back then I got the rookie award for We Got Married, and it’s amazing that the show is still running now. I’ve had a lot of up and downs in the last eight years. Thank you.”

The Male Excellence Award for Music and Talk Shows goes to

  • Kyuhyun – Radio Star
  • Kim Kook-jin – Radio Star
  • Yoo Young-suk – King of Mask Singer
  • Lee Yoon-suk – King of Mask Singer

Yoo Young-suk, “So this is what it means for a heart to race. I think this award is for the contestants of  King of Mask Singer for their hardwork and passion. This is the best music variety show.”

Yoon Jong-shin and Kyuhyun present the Female Excellence Award for Variety Shows. They want Yoo Jae-suk and Park Chan-ho to come on Radio Star.  

  • Park Na Rae – I Live Alone, We Got Married Season 4
  • Seo Yu-ri – My Little Television
  • Lee So-ra – I Live Alone
  • Cao Lu – We Got Married Season 4

Park Na-rae, “Actually last year, I got the rookie award, and I don’t think I deserve this award, I think it’s for the people who helped me get here.”

  • Sleepy – We Got Married Season 4
  • Jun Hyun-moo – I Live Alone
  • Heo Kyung-hwan – Real Men
  • Hwang Kwang-hee – Infinite Challenge

Heo Kyung-hwan, “Mom and Dad, I got an award. I went to Real Men three times. Thank you to the military people who protect us.”

There’s a performance by Sechs Kies with a very short cameo by the final Daesang candidate Yoo Jae-suk.

Haha and Han Chae-ah present the Female Top Excellence Award for Variety.

  • Seo In-young – Real Men
  • Lee Guk Joo – I Live Alone, We Got Married
  • Han Chae-ah – I Live Alone
  • Han Hye-jin – I Live Alone

Lee Guk-joo, “Thank you very much. 2016 was a good year, but also a tough one. I got a lot of criticism. Thank you.” (Sleepy comes up on stage to wipe her tears.)

Sung Shi-kyung and Seohyeon present the next award. This year, the two Male Top Excellence Awards are the Daesang runner ups.

The Top Excellence Award for Music and Talk Shows goes to

  • Kim Sung Joo – King of Mask Singer

Kimg Sung-joo, “I am glad to just have been nominated for the Daesang. My sons are expecting me to get it though.”

The Top Excellence Award for Variety Show

  • Jeong Jun-ha – Infinite Challenge

Jeong Jun-ha, “My Infinite Challenge cast members helped me a lot. Just being nominated for Daesang is an honor. I’ve been very lucky to be part of Infinite Challenge and to have met my wife. 

The Best Program of the Year Award which was chosen my text message votes goes to 

  • Infinite Challenge

Kim Tae-ho PD, “It’s hard to find items for variety shows these days, but we will work hard to make a good show for our viewers.”

This year’s Daesang goes to

  • Yoo Jae Suk

Yoo Jae-suk, “Thank you, but I also feel guilty to those who didn’t get this award. Thank you my mother, father, wife, and son. As well as the hundreds of people I work with. I wish the best to Jung Hyung-don and Noh Hong-chul who have left our show. Also thank you to our current cast members. Through Infinite Challenge, I realized that it is the ordinary people who save the nation in times of need and suffering. I hope that not just a few, but our whole country will be able to walk on the flower path.”

Also, click on these links to check out the 2016 KBS Entertainment Awards and the 2016 SBS Entertainment Awards.



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      I’m glad you like the post 🙂

  1. 펄라누나

    Thank you for the recap ^^

    P.S. it’s Madtown, not Mad Clown.

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      Oh no! I hate when I make mistakes. Thank you for the correction. 🙂

  2. Shine

    Are you be kidding me?? It’s Madtown not mad clown



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